Train of Thought

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: June 12, 2019

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Submitted: June 12, 2019



He stands thinking. Should he leave? He would be ditching his expecting wife. But he would also be exiting the life of crime, drugs, and gangs. He has in his bag everything he owns, everything his wife had not taken from him. And with that thought alone, when the doors open, he allows himself to be pushed by the commuters into a new life.

He gets off, three cities away, but his bag stays on the train, forgotten. No money in his pockets, he searches for a place to stay, some help. He turns to pickpocketing to get money for a place to stay. He manages to snag about a hundred dollars. He finds a place to sleep, but when he gets to his room, a cold gun barrel is pushed against his skull. A gruff voice says "we saw what you did, and we need people like that, like it or not, you are one of us now." 

He realized he was right back where he had started, just in a different place. And a few hours later, he finds himself being pushed by the commuters, into a train that leads back home...

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